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With the new season ready for lift-off, we pick out the players who could sprinkle some stardust on your Fantasy Premier League team

By Virgin TV Edit

The Premier League is back – and this season is going to be bigger and better than ever, with even more live games showing across Virgin TV!

 

Sky Sports will be bringing you 146 live and exclusive matches, with all of the action also available on the brilliant Sky Sports app. Meanwhile, you can watch 51 matches exclusively live on BT Sport, with those games also showing live on the awesome Virgin TV Go app.

 

And if all of that’s not enough to fill your boots, over on Amazon Prime Video you can enjoy 23 live fixtures – including two full rounds of games in December.


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And what does a new Premier League season also mean? It means you’ve got to knuckle down and get your Fantasy Premier League team sorted. To save you a headache, we’ve picked out 25 players you should consider for the 2020-21 campaign. From A-list strikers to the best bargains, take a look at our picks below…

 


Alisson

Club: Liverpool

Price: £6 million

Points last season: 122

While it might be difficult arguing against having an actual title-winning goalie in your team, ten other keepers earned more points than Allison’s 122 last term. Still, he was one of only three goalies who provided an actual assist last season.

 

Ederson

Club: Man City

Price:  £6 million

Points last season: 133

Nobody’s doubting the Brazilian’s ability to keep the ball out of the net, but he does have an unhappy knack of making errors and picking up cards (three yellows and one red last season). That said, nobody kept more clean sheets (16).

 

Nick Pope

Club: Burnley

Price:  £5.5 million

Points last season: 170

The don. The daddy. The shotstopper supreme. Last season’s top-performing keeper kept 15 clean sheets and is cheaper than fan favourites Allison and Ederson this term.

 

Rui Patrício

Club: Wolves

Price: £5.5 million

Points last season: 153

A dependable goalkeeper at the heart of a Wolves defence that recorded more clean sheets than Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs last season. Patrício also saved two penalties to add to his value.

 

Kasper Schmeichel

Club: Leicester City

Price: £5.5 million

Points last season: 156

Thirteen clean sheets. Two penalties saved. Every minute played. Pick Schmeichel and he will get you the points.


 


Trent Alexander-Arnold

Club: Liverpool

Price: £7.5 million

Points last season: 210

Clean sheets, assists, goals… Liverpool’s right-back does it all. An eye-popping return of 210 points last season makes him the most expensive defender this time around.

 

Andrew Robertson

Club: Liverpool

Price: £7 million

Points last season: 181

Like his right-sided counterpart at Anfield, Robertson picks up plenty of points going forward. The Scot will cost you, but he’s a slightly cheaper alternative to Alexander-Arnold.

 

Virgil van Dijk

Club: Liverpool

Price: £6.5 million

Points last season: 178

Only Liverpool teammates Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold scored more points among defenders last term. VVD also scored five goals during the 2019-20 campaign.

 

Matt Doherty

Club: Spurs

Price: £6 million

Points last season: 167

Doherty was so integral to Wolves’ strong showing last term that he earned himself a summer move to Spurs. It’s currently unclear how integral he’ll be to José Mourinho, so a fee of £6 million is something of a gamble.

 

Cesar Azpilicueta

Club: Chelsea

Price: £6 million

Points last season: 130

Chelsea’s Mr Reliable loves to get forward and provides a few assists every season. One of the first names on the teamsheet for manager Frank Lampard.


 


Mohamed Salah

Club: Liverpool

Price: £12 million

Points last season: 233

Averaging 6.9 points per game last term, Mo’s your man when it comes to consistently bringing the quality. Don’t be put off by the price tag – he’s worth every penny.

 

Sadio Mané

Club: Liverpool

Price: £12 million

Points last season: 221

Only Mo Salah and Kevin De Bruyne earned more points than Mané during the 2019-20 campaign. Notching up 18 goals and ten assists last season, could Mané be the star name you’re looking for?

 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Club: Arsenal

Price: £12 million

Points last season: 205

Why Arsenal’s captain has been classed as a midfielder this season has been the cause of some debate. What isn’t up for debate is the fact he bagged 205 points last term – and looks happier than ever under Mikel Arteta.

 

Kevin De Bruyne

Club: Man City

Price: £11.5 million

Points last season: 251

At £11.5 million, the Belgian doesn’t come cheap. But with 251 points, no other player in any position scored as highly as KDB last season.

 

Bruno Fernandes

Club: Man Utd

Price: £10.5 million

Points last season: 117

One of the signings of last season, Fernandes is a point-scoring machine – particularly when you take penalties into account. After all, United are known to win the occasional spot-kick…


 


Harry Kane

Club: Spurs

Price: £10.5 million

Points last season: 158

Having bagged himself 65 goals in the last three Premier League seasons combined, you’d be a fool not to consider building your team around Spurs’ star striker. Fitness is an issue, though…

 

Jamie Vardy

Club: Leicester

Price: £10 million

Points last season: 210

Picking up an average of six points per match last season, Leicester’s fox in the box outdid all of his peers up front. Never write him off.

 

Anthony Martial

Club: Man Utd

Price: £9 million

Points last season: 200

Moving from midfielder to striker this term, Martial’s rejuvenation under Ole Gunnar Solskjær should put him in the thoughts of most FPL managers. He’s going for a decent price, too, after amassing 200 points in 2019-20.

 

Danny Ings

Club: Southampton

Price: £8.5 million

Points last season: 198

Back in the England fold after netting 22 goals last season, Ings is hot property right now. The focal point of Southampton’s attack, he’s well worth a punt.

 

Raúl Jiménez

Club: Wolves

Price: £8.5 million

Points last season: 194

Scoring 17 goals and providing six assists during the 2019-20 season, Jiménez is a steady source of points for owners of the Mexican. If Wolves are on the scoresheet, he’s usually something to do with it.




John Lundstram

Club: Sheffield Utd

Price: £5.5 million

Points last season: 144

Lundstram built himself a cult following last season, thanks to some spirited displays for Sheffield United. His return of 144 points and extremely reasonable fee should be enough to make most managers take notice.

 

James Tarkowski

Club: Burnley

Price: £5.5 million

Points last season: 143

Burnley were as defensively solid as ever last term, with Tarkowski among their top performers at the back. A return of 143 points made him the fifth-highest scorer among defenders.

 

George Baldock

Club: Sheffield Utd

Price: £5.5 million

Points last season: 142

Along with defensive partners Enda Stevens and John Egan, Baldock kept 13 clean sheets last season for United. It’s yet to be seen whether the Blades suffer from Second Season Syndrome, but the 27-year-old should definitely be giving you food for thought.

 

Kalvin Phillips

Club: Leeds Utd

Price: £5 million

Points last season: N/A

Recently called up by Gareth Southgate to the England squad, Phillips is Leeds’ go-to guy for taking set pieces. Expect a few assists from the 24-year-old this season.

 

Gabriel Martinelli

Club: Arsenal

Price: £4.5 million

Points last season: 33

The Arsenal goalkeeper looks to be Mikel Arteta’s first choice between the sticks ahead of Bernd Leno – and for £5.5 million, he looks to be something of a bargain after an impressive end to last season.

 

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